Below is a collection of great resources we’ve found that may be useful for teachers of all grades and subjects. Most are free, but we did include some tools that cost money as well. Our hope is that you discover a resource or two here that helps you in your classroom.
Teacher Tools and Resources - From Teacher.org
Teachers Using Tech - Articles, quick tips and free teacher resources.
Laura Candler - A lot of freebies for a variety of subjects, but also professional development, articles, products, and a podcast.
Ask a Tech Teacher - Tons of content and tools for all grades and a variety of subjects.
Arts Edge - Arts-centered, standards-based resources for K-12, provided by The Kennedy Center.
Audubon - Videos, games, worksheets, and a bunch of great content on birds and nature.
Nature Conservancy - Lesson plans (with Teacher Guide PDFs) and virtual field trips for grades 1-12.
PBS for Educators - Educational videos by grade and subject matter.
We Are Teachers - Classroom ideas and free printables as well as career advice and teacher life articles.
200 Free K-12 Resources - Provided by Open Culture
CrashCourse - A YouTube channel with tons of free, educational videos, for the classroom or personal development.
Control-Alt-Achieve - by Eric Curts. Tons of great articles, a free monthly webinars, and a lot of resources by subject. Check out Eric’s website and YouTube channel as well.
Lesson Plans by Teachers.net
Lesson Plans by TeacherCreated.com
Educational Videos by WatchKnowLearn.org
Thousands of Videos in 13 Subject Areas by HippoCampus.org
Tech for Teachers - Resource by the IL State Board of Education
Printouts, Lesson Plans and Interactive Content by Read Write Think
Other Technology Solutions:
https://boomwriter.com/ - Online writing tool
https://www.classdojo.com/ - Classroom management tool
https://storybird.com/ - Creative writing platform
https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - Program for making custom flash cards
http://imendi.com/ - Online language flash cards
https://learn.wakelet.com/ - Multimedia content curation and presentation tool
https://about.zearn.org/ - Interactive digital lessons and curriculum
Free Online Courses for Professional Development:
Canvas Network is an online education site that offers professional development from leading universities, geared specifically towards educators.
TED-Ed is a platform that provides free online courses for adults, resources for educators as well as educational content for students.
Coursera is a free learning site that offers massive open online courses from well-known universities.
Udacity online teaching platform has courses on numerous categories like development, business, design, marketing, etc.
Edx is one of the best free online courses providers. It offers university-level courses in a variety of disciplines.
Alison is a free online learning site that offers certification on completing the course. The available subjects are business, technology, health, and more.
Khan Academy is a study website offering in-depth subjects. This site is useful to match your learning goals because you can choose your learning experience. This free platform can be used for learners and teachers.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a learning website that offers various courses MIT. It provides high-quality teaching and learning material that is available in easy accessible format.
Open Culture offers the best free cultural and educational media on the web. You can choose this website to learn philosophy and literature, history, biology, and physics.
Memrise helps people of all ages learn a new language with their customizable courses and use of native speakers in real-life situations.
Learn to Code:
Listen to free, hour-long webinars on the topics of personal finance, investing and owning a small business from Financial Poise. Receive their newsletter every Thursday to see their latest articles, a free webinar of the week, and more.
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